Over a 20 year career, Canada’s Eccodek has made it a mission to open its arms to an impressive array of cultural collaboration and sonic terrain. Releasing 8 albums and countless remixes, Eccodek‘s creator Andrew McPherson has worked with artists from as far afield as India, Trinidad, Mali, Persia, Nigeria, Fiji, Pakistan, Turkey, Rwanda and of course, Canada. The project’s heady mix of funk, dub, jazz, ambient, tribal, electronica and downtempo continues to hook audiences wherever they perform. And the list of world class collaborators and projects keeps growing…Vieux Farka Touré, Jane Siberry, Dub Colossus, Kiran Ahluwalia, Natacha Atlas, Oçal/Smadj, Transglobal Underground, Dubmatix, Mahsa Vahdat, Syriana, Delhi 2 Dublin, Great Big Sea, Desert Dwellers, EarthRise SoundSystem, Stephen Fearing, Deva Premal and more.
Eccodek is the brainchild of Canadian producer, artist, multi-instrumentalist and engineer Andrew McPherson. Andrew’s deep love of the diasporic sounds of Africa is the musical heartbeat of Eccodek but in the 80’s, when he stumbled on the globetrotting sounds of Peter Gabriel’s Real World Records, his musical horizon ventured even further.
Eccodek, it seemed, was the little ‘global dub engine’ that could.
Since then they’ve released 5 more albums, while the list of career highlights continues to grow: 2 Juno nominations (Canada’s Grammys), 2 Canadian Music Awards (Best World Group), 2015 Juno Award TV Broadcast closing performance before 1.8 million viewers, a Canada Day show in London, England’s Trafalgar Square before 5,000 fans; releases on Buddha Bar, Six Degrees, Real World, White Swan, Supperclub, One World Music, Modiba; #2 chart position on CMJ’s New World Chart; Canada’s only artist on National Geographic’s GeoRemix project. The media has been similarly generous with glowing support from The Boston Globe, Toronto Star, Stereogum, BBC Radio, Toronto Sun, No Depression, Maximum Ink, Pop Matters, Global Rhythm, CMJ, Exclaim!, All Music Guide, Calgary Herald, Huffington Post, Now Magazine, Ottawa Citizen and more.
Flash forward to 2022 as Eccodek returns to the global fusion stage with the release of Recalibrate, their first new album in 7 years. Following a lengthy break where Andrew developed and released a jaw dropping 4 albums in 5 years of his ambient, neo-classical project Peppermoth, he’s reignited the Eccodek flame. Recalibrate is a reaffirming of direction, a plotting of new musical coordinates, the reinvigoration of a vision. Over 9 tracks, Recalibrate feels like a celebration, a call-to-arms, a renewed statement of purpose, a dance floor rallying cry.